[Fidel and Che: The Revolutionary Friendship Between Fidel Castro and Che Guevara] Kostenlos Á Simon Reid Henry
Of revolutionary politics in Cuba in the ate 1950 s and the 1960 s The writer uses duel portraits of Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara to plot first their symbiotic objectives for the Cuban revolt and secondly their divergence over Cuba s post revolution relations with the Soviet Union and finally Castro s betrayal of Guevara when he pulled the rug from under his ill fated mission to BoliviaContrary to the opinion in the excellent Che Guevera A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson *as well as Tad Szulc s Fidel A Critical Portrait Reid Henry *well as Tad
SZULC S FIDEL A CRITICAL PORTRAIT s Fidel A Critical Portrait Henry there was no acrimony between Castro and Guevara Both Anderson and Szulc expound at ength there was bitterness that marked the years prior to Guevara s departure to the Congo The Congo and Bolivia both misguided ventures were disasters in part because Castro abandoned Guevara ogistically However the author insists that cordial relations and extreme respect continued to exist between the two comradesDespite the differing views of the state of relations between Castro and Guevara Reid Henry has put together a vivid and absorbing re creation of Castro and his revolt in Cuba Che Guevara and Fidel Castro are genuine towering icons of the 20th century. Rch including declassified material and interviews with key figures in Havana Moscow and Washington Simon Reid Henry uncovers for the first time the full story behind the central relationship of the Cuban revolution their shared revolutionary ambitions their conflicting personalities the wilfulness that bound them together and the pressures that would tear them apar. ,
Not as good as Jon Anderson s biography but not really meant to be This book focuses on the interaction between Che and Fidel and ess on the historical context Very much worth the time just not an in depth study Che Guevara was one of the great enigmas of the 20th century He also had in death a cult following Perhaps some of this was due to the famous photo of him staring into the distance with ong hair poking from beneath his beret Is there a reproduced photo in history Yet for all his charisma Che was a dogmatic relentless individual He grew
in comparative comfort Buenos Aires where he graduated a medical doctor However this was never to be his calling in ife He began travelling widely in Latin America whereupon heUp In Comparative Comfort
Met Fidel Castro In Mexico They BecameFidel Castro in Mexico They became and brothers in arms and Che accompanied Fidel on the Granma to aunch the Cuban Revolution Upon victory he was given various ministerial postingsBeing a bureaucrat was never to Che s iking He onged to spread the revolution elsewhere in the third world He tried first in the Congo without success and then travelled to Bolivia where he ultimately met his death In this regard he was a na ve dreamer But he was than just a dreamer FIDEL AND CHE is the story of the remarkable and revolutionary friendship between two of the most iconic figures in 20th century history Fidel *Castro and Ernesto Che GuevaraNot yet thirty Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara met in 1955 while both *and Ernesto Che GuevaraNot yet thirty Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara met in 1955 while both exile in Mexico City Guevara the Argentine doctor plagued by asthma had reached the end of the travels he began by mo. E was a man who would brook no opposition He would kill with impunity if he thought it to be in the interest *of the cause Let us never think of Che as just a heroic figure Like *the cause Let us never think of Che as just a heroic figure Like people placed on pedestals he had feet of claySimon Reid Henry has compiled a thoroughly readable book that covers the entirety of the relationship between Che and Fidel The reader is given an insight into the dramatic ives that these two men The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl lived separately and together It is worth reading for this reason alone If I was to offer a criticism however it would be that the author glosses over the failings of the two men too readily Neither was perfect Cuba today is no socialist paradise Very nice book A well researched and interesting account of the two revolutionary figures The author clearly knows aot about the subject matter I Exile and Pilgrim liked this book very much being that Che Guevara is one of my favorite personalities Fidel not so much but they seem to go hand in hand I dike to get my book club to read this book but
Unfortunately They Are Stuck Withthey are stuck with books and books on Nevada You don t have to be a Revolutionary to read this book and enjoy it Forever Che Mr Reid Henry has composed a compelling primer on the state. Torcycle several years before Fidel Castro peasant s son scholar and rebel had just fled
Cuba fearing for his ife Over the next twelve years until Guevara s death in 1967 their journey togetherfearing for his ife Over the next twelve years until Guevara s death in 1967 their journey together take them from the safe houses of Mexico s political underground to war in the Cuban mountains and ultimately into the heart of the Cold War Drawing on extensive resea. .